Technical Specialist -HIV

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website FHI 360


Locations: Kathmandu, Nepal
Time type: Full time
Job requisition id: Requisition – 2022201252

Technical Specialist‒HIV (2 positions)

Technical Specialist‒HIV is responsible for managing, capacity building, and supportive supervision and onsite coaching to IAs to provide e continuum of HIV prevention, care, support, and treatment (CoPCT) services with quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify needs for technical assistance (TA) in coordination with other members of the technical team to be supported by FHI 360.
  • Support program team in providing technical backstopping of IAs to ensure national protocols, standard operating procedures (SOP), and guidelines are followed for CoPCT activities.
  • Assist Senior Technical Advisor in designing, developing, and providing TA to National Center for AID and STD Control (NCASC), National Public Health Lab (NPHL) and other government entities in a systematic and structured manner as per EpiC Nepal work plan.
  • Organize training on HIV testing, counseling, and case management of HIV, peer navigation and sexually transmitted infection (STI), and other training related to CoPCT including test, treatment, and retention using updated training curriculum and manuals.
  • Conduct supportive supervision and monitoring of field activities and assist FHI 360 IAs in assessing their own performance, provide onsite coaching support, and adjust their activities and clinical services on an ongoing basis to ensure impact, coverage, and quality of services.
  • Assess the technical capacity of the IAs particularly in the CoPCT for new and innovative approaches and technology in HIV prevention, HIV testing, treatment, care, and support and ensure appropriate TA in strengthening the capacity of IAs.
  • Contribute to regular monitoring and documentation of programmatic achievements, lessons learned, and success stories and their implications to the program.
  • Conduct regular analysis of CoPCT cascade and service-related data and use and recommend for program improvement on a regular basis
  • Regularly review the national and international literature, journal articles, good practices and lessons learned and contribute to conduct technical updates and knowledge-sharing session both within FHI 360 Nepal and the national forum.
  • Conduct clinical mentoring and supportive supervision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) centers and dispensing sites and conduct technical update sessions as well as continuing medical education (CME) at ART centers.
  • Write and manage the production of high-quality technical reports and documents.
  • Build and manage institutional relationships and partnerships with key national counterparts and international technical agencies to develop coordinated technical approaches, resource allocation, and work plans under the umbrella of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to meet global goals of ending AIDS by 2030.
  • Attend coordination meetings with government, donors, partner organizations, and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Perform other relevant duties assigned by supervisor, Deputy Project Director, Project Director and Country Director.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS) with master’s degree in public health or relevant work experience in public health or equivalent
  • Experience in HIV program and services including clinical management of HIV and STI, ART preferred
  • Strong technical, analytical and clinical knowledge and skills
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task with minimal supervision and able to travel in short notice
  • Excellent oral and written English skills required
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain positive working relationships

Final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. July 10, 2022.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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